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Aiming for goals

Jacinta is another Happy house kid thrilled to be in High School. Here she talks about how she will strive for her goals, just as Mama Sue always encouraged. She is thankful to Happy House and to all ...
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Making the grade

Last term's pre-primary graduates are now settling in to their first weekin Happy house Primary School's Grade 1.  And the person charged with getting them used to their new class and lessons is ...
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New school for Oscar

Oscar is really excited to be embarking on a new stage of his life this week. Here Oscar, who has grown up at Happy House, tells us how much he wants to be at high school meeting new people and studyi...
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Mama Sue Memorial Fund launched

Today, we launch a memorial fund to honour our inspirational Mama Sue, founder of Children of Watamu and Happy House. Since her sudden, and heartbreaking, passing two weeks ago we have received h...
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Lucky's day

When a member of Lucky's sponsor family sent a gift for him - it was lucky for everyone.  They sent the donation so that Lucky could pick a treat to share with the all this brothers and sisters a...
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Mama's garden

A little garden with plants spelling out the name "Mama Sue" is where all our Happy House family can go to think about and talk to the person who has such a special place in their hearts. For Pap...
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Greeting visitors from Belgium

On Saturday, Papa and the family were happy to greet visitors from Belgium. The Happy House always welcomes visitors and  show them around our wonderful home and school but since March ...
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Exciting times

It's an exciting time for some of our older Happy House kids as they are about the start high school. The pandemic has meant changes in the start of the academic year which is now August instead of Ja...
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School returns

After the devastating loss of our wonderful Mama Sue we want you to know that at the Happy House all the family is well and the children have now returned to our primary school to start a new academic...
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Ask yourself "What would Mama do?"

Despite his profound grief, Papa Dave, found the strength to speak at the gathering at Happy House to celebrate the memory of Mama Sue. With great affection he told of her love for the children and of...
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Mama taught us to do our best

Husna has lived in the care of Happy House for seven years enjoying a wonderful childhood and exceptional education. She loved her Mama Sue and, like all the children in our family, is missing her now...
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Mama's was a life well lived

A teacher and a counsellor to all the Happy House family was how Mr Paul, our head teacher, described Mama Sue at a gathering to honour her memory. He said her's was a life well lived.  With her ...
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Celebrating Mama's life

A gathering to honour Mama Sue and her memory was held by the Happy House family attended by those who live and work there plus others from the community whose lives she touched.  Former Happy Ho...
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"Sue was the love of my life" says Papa Dave

There is nobody who feels the depth of loss at the passing our Happy House Mama Sue more than her devoted husband, Dave. She called him her "rock".  With great courage and dignity he ha...
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Mourning Mama

The sadness felt by Papa Dave and all our Happy House family at the sudden passing of our incredible Mama Sue is shared with people around the world. Some had the pleasure of meeting and knowing ...
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Tributes pour in

Messages of sympathy have been pouring in from around the world from friends who are devastated at the news of our Mama Sue's sudden death. They are all people whose lives have been touched by Sue's w...
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Tragic news of our beloved Mama Sue

It is with immense sadness and in shock that we break the tragic news of the death of Sue Hayward, founder of Children of Watamu charity and beloved Mama Sue to all the family at her Happy House. Sue ...
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Happy House graduates

From pre-primary to primary school is a big step in any child's life. At Happy House, as in many other schools in Kenya, we make it their big day with a graduation ceremony.  This year the gradua...
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Closing Day prayers

School closing day and graduation signified the end of a difficult and disruptive 16 months for pupils, staff and management at Happy House School.  The pandemic has brought many challenges and t...
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Zoom improved my learning

Happy House kid Morphin has found lessons via Zoom an absolute asset to his learning. It has captured his imagination, made lessons with more videos and visual aids more interesting and as a result he...
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